Swiss Entrepreneurial Roundtable with the President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann in Rio de Janeiro
Swiss Business Hub Brazil
The event started with a welcome statement by the President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann and a short Introduction by the President of the Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Emanuel Baltis, who talked about Challenges and Opportunities of Swiss Multinationals active in the country.
Four companies were then invited as panelists to contribute to the discussion: Geobrugg's CEO, Mrs. Maria Teresa Soares; Richemont Group's COO, Mr. Christophe Chenut; Nagra Media Brasil's CEO Mr. Thierry Martin and Nestlé do Brasil's CFO, Mr. Michael Jost. The discussion was moderated by the Swiss Business Hub Director, Mr. Thomas Först. Their industry sectors represented a good share of the Swiss economic landscape in Brazil.
Finally, a last Institutional Panel with the representative of the Canton Fribourg Development Agency, the representative of the Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health and swissnex's CEO Gioia Deucher served to talk about the link between innovation, the business community and arising opportunities for Brazil.